The Usefulness of Visualisation: Two Cases from Physics Education

H. Spoelder and E. Boeker (The Netherlands)

Keywords

visualisation, environmental physics, education, humancomputer interaction.

Abstract

In physics, computer modelling is widely used to relate cause and effect in physical terms. In this paper we investigate how visualisation can be used to support this especially in an educational setting. Two examples, taken from Environmental Physics, are used to elucidate our findings. These can be viewed on the web (www.nat.vu.nl/envphysexp).

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